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On December 31, Bar-Ilan University re-opened its doors for the first time since the horrific attacks of October 7th, which saw 1,200 Israeli men, women and children killed by Hamas.

Over 5,000 Bar-Ilan students put down their textbooks, computers and lab coats and picked up equipment as they headed to the front lines of conflict.

With the war against Hamas continuing, the leadership at Bar-Ilan University realized further delays would put the entire academic year at risk, hurting the economy and Israel’s ability to recover from the crisis.

“Israel’s resilience and recovery rely on more than 80,000 doctors, engineers, psychologists, economists, teachers, and all the academics who are trained each year by the higher education system, enabling Israel to be a functioning, strong, creative country which has the ability to face challenges.”

– Prof. Arie Zaban, President of Bar-Ilan University

BIU’s “academic armour” is an innovative academic and financial assistance package for all BIU student reservists, which includes:

  • recognition of reserve service as an activity to award academic recognition points;
  • flexibility towards grading, including additional days to complete tests;
  • direct academic assistance from faculty and top students; and
  • tuition grants for those that need it.

This is a substantive step towards our student heroes get back to speed quickly, by providing real academic, financial and emotional support.

Please help us reach as many returning students as possible with a donation to the Student Lifeline Fund. 

These brave BIU students put their lives on hold and at risk. With your help, Canadian Friends of Bar-Ilan University can get each student back to class, where they can focus on making a real, positive impact in Israel and around the globe.



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